Santa Barbara Fermentation FestivalFood

Sunday, September 20th at 11am
Rancho La Petera: 304 North Los Carneros Rd., Goleta 93117

Come for a fun filled day of fermented learning. Tons of activities and classes plus - Monica Ford, founder & master fermenter of Real Food Devotee will teach you how to make homemade DAIRY-FREE COCONUT YOGURT & NATURALLY FERMENTED SODAS. You can even take home your own Ginger Bug (a wild-fermented starter for probiotic sodas!)

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How to Become a Real Food Entrepreneur

Culturing a Real Food Business
Friday, Nov. 13 @ 10am
Conference Friday-Monday November 13-16th

Want to open a real food business? Come learn from rock star real food entrepreneurs. In the food industry, where competition is rampant, these men and women will talk about how fostering community and common ground has empowered them to do well by doing good.

From entrepreneurs who sell traditional foods on a large scale in stores big and small, to an ancestral cuisine cafe & shop owner, to the founder of the first traditional foods home delivery service. The experts are here. Bring your questions!

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How to Fortify Your Family’s Inner Ecosystem

Come learn about the history of fermentation. Get the inside scoop on exciting, new science identifying the important role of microbes in our health.

Learn how to incorporate fermentation into modern life, how to build a hearty, diverse family inner ecosystem & immune system, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, dare to become an alchemist yourself! Monica loves to empower new fermenters! She will teach you how to make Kid-Centric Fermented Foods like AMAZING probiotic soda.

Join us in brining ancestral wisdom into the modern world and claim our birth-rite of optimal health. Come share food, share knowledge, share joy with us!

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Wild Fermentation

Thursday, October 1st at 6pm

Whole Foods Market, 465 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105


Did you know that the make-up of our gut bacteria can determine our over-all health throughout life?? Did you know that eating fermented foods supports a healthy gut bacteria and can be super delicious?!? Come learn all about wild fermentation and take your very own ferment home! Monica Ford, founder & master fermenter at Real Food Devotee will teach you how to be empowered alchemist!

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How to Make and Flavor Your Own Kombucha

Saturday, October 17th at 11:30am

Whole Foods Market, 687 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024


Kombucha is a tonic long revered by many cultures as a health aid and refreshing beverage. High in electrolytes, B vitamins and probiotics, it is truly the original sports drink. Monica Ford, founder & master fermenter at Real Food Devotee will teach you how to make your own kombucha at home for pennies on the dollar AND tasty health benefits!

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Detox-Retox: Fermented Cocktail Mixers

Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm

Whole Foods Market, 2600 Via De La Valle #100, San Diego, CA 92014

Did you know the beneficial bacteria in fermented beverages are said to help to buffer the effects of alcohol on the liver AND the hydrating qualities of electrolytes & B vitamins produced during fermentation make a hang over far less likely. Monica Ford, founder & master fermenter at Real Food Devotee will teach you how to make cocktails with deliciously, health-promoting mixers. SAMPLES GALORE!

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How to Make and Use Bone Broth

Tuesday, October 6th at 6pm

Whole Foods Market, 225 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Come learn all about beautiful bone broth from Monica Ford, founder & head chef of Real Food Devotee. You’ll not only learn how to make bone broth but, will learn about the many delicious and nutritious uses for bone broth.

People from all walks of life have long revered bone broth for its rich taste, gut-restoring gelatin, skin-toning collagen and bone-fortifying minerals. The ancient epicurean practice of simmering bone broth has been slowly inched out of the modern kitchen over the last century by the convenience of processed foods. Sadly, our health has paid the price.

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Homemade Dairy- Free Coconut Yogurt


Monday, September 14th at 6pm

Whole Foods Market, 225 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

Come learn how to make homemade Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt with Monica Ford, founder & head chef of Real Food Devotee. Learn how commercial and homemade Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt are different. Understand the the health benefits, science & history of yogurt. Join in the fun & become an empowered alchemist!

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Homemade Yogurt

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Thursday, September 10th at 6pm

Whole Foods Market
465 South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena, CA 91105

$5 Admission

Come learn how to make homemade Yogurt with Monica Ford, founder & head chef of Real Food Devotee. Learn how commercial and homemade Yogurt are different. Understand the the health benefits, science & history of yogurt. Join in the fun & become an empowered alchemist!

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